For years, U.S. graduate programs enjoyed steady growth and high prioritization from overseas applicants — but now recent trends are forcing program leaders to rethink assumptions about their future classes. From shifting demographics, to a declining perception of value to unforeseeable events like the Coronavirus outbreak, the pool of potential applicants is changing. Institutions’ abilities to navigate this new landscape might mean the difference between meeting or falling short of their enrollment goals.
During Liaison’s webinar, Graduate Enrollment Without Borders: Overcoming International Challenges to Attract the World’s Best Students, David Berkowitz, Ph.D., dean of graduate studies at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, offered his perspective on issues influencing international graduate enrollment before COVID-19 and which of these trends will be exacerbated or reversed by the pandemic. His insights will help programs identify strategies for better reaching and engaging best-fit students in both the near future and for years to come.
Watch Graduate Enrollment Without Borders: Overcoming International Challenges to Attract the World’s Best Students to gain new insights into the tools and practices innovative programs have utilized to overcome recent hurdles in order to safeguard yield against whatever tomorrow may bring.